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You should check your state highway code. You may need to attach clearance flags. It sounds 'iffy' to me - don't think I would risk it.
 

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I have a 12' trailer that fits my 1025r with FEL perfect. If I ever need to haul it with the FEL and brush hog, at least half of the brush hog will hang off the back. Does anyone know the regulations around this. Is that okay if it has a flag on it?
It is my understanding, any portion of the load extending 4' or more over the rear of the trailer needs to have a red light(illuminated) attached to the end of the load. Other than that, it's best to flag it. I prefer using a bright orange flag.


(a) A vehicle transporting a load that extends to the rear at least four feet beyond the bed or body of the vehicle shall display on the extreme end of the load at the times specified in Section 547.302(a):
(1) two red lamps visible at a distance of at least 500 feet from the rear;

(2) two red reflectors that indicate the maximum width and are visible at nighttime at all distances from 100 to 600 feet from the rear when directly in front of lawful lower beams of headlamps;  and

(3) two red lamps, one on each side, that indicate the maximum overhang and are visible at a distance of at least 500 feet from the side.


(b) At all other times, a vehicle transporting a load that extends beyond the vehicle's sides or more than four feet beyond the vehicle's rear shall display red flags that:
(1) are at least 12 inches square;

(2) mark the extremities of the load;  and

(3) are placed where a lamp is required by this section.

 

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What about your trailer balance and the tongue weight? Sounds like a dangerous situation if you can't load the tractor properly.
That was my same thought CT.

You could put the bucket in the back of the pickup bed and that would gain you a couple feet but a properly balanced load is more important.
 

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Definitely too much tongue weight with the entire tractor ahead of the trailer axle.

Upgrading your trailer is the best option. But could you remove the mower and set it into the bed of the truck (using the tractor loader and chains) so that the only thing on the trailer is the tractor? I have no idea how heavy the mower is compared to the lifting capacity of your tractor.

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The problem with taking stuff off of the tractor and putting it in the bed is you still have the weight on the rear axle of the truck.....

I'd say it is time to go trailer shopping. :yahoo:

Enjoy the adventure and let us know what you find.
 

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The problem with taking stuff off of the tractor and putting it in the bed is you still have the weight on the rear axle of the truck.....

I'd say it is time to go trailer shopping. :yahoo:

Enjoy the adventure and let us know what you find.
But in this case the total weight is quite a bit less than the towing or CGVW rating of a normal 1/2 ton truck. Putting a ~500# mower in the truck and pulling a <2000# tractor on a light trailer isn't pushing any limits. In this case the OP is fighting weight distribution/tongue weight and possibly the axle capacity of the trailer, both of which can be addressed with my suggestion. It is not the greatest suggestion but if he can't buy a new trailer before he needs to move the tractor it is feasible.

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I tried it and it barely fits, but it's just too much weight for a single axle trailer without breaks. Looks like I'll be upgrading trailers.

Nate, if it were me, I would get a larger trailer. I would hate to spend that kind of money on a tractor and have something happen to it while to trying to haul it on a trailer too small, just my .02
 

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Definitely too much tongue weight with the entire tractor ahead of the trailer axle.

Upgrading your trailer is the best option. But could you remove the mower and set it into the bed of the truck (using the tractor loader and chains) so that the only thing on the trailer is the tractor? I have no idea how heavy the mower is compared to the lifting capacity of your tractor.

Rob
My experience lifting a rotary cutter with chains and Ken's bucket hooks is that there is simply not enough vertical lift to get the load more than a foot off the ground with a 1025R H120 loader. I'd planned storing it on a platform 2'4" high and couldn't make it. I can get it off the ground enough to move it around, but less than a foot. I'd think a truck bed would be unreachable with the load slung under the loader.

The Frontier 48" rotary cutter weighs 516 lbs, and the JD web site says the maximum capacity of the H120 loader is 512 pounds. I have seen posts of some folks being able to lift over 800 pounds with the same loader, though.
 

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I have PJ, Big Tex, and H&H dealers relatively close to me. Any suggestions/recommendations on brands???
I have a Big Tex 10SR dump trailer and I really like it. The 10SR would not be big enough for your application but I have been pleased with the quality of the trailer. I have no problem when hauling a load of dirt or gravel. I do not know how they compare with other trailers on price but IMO I don't think you would be disappointed with the BT trailers. Many members here have a variety of trailers and will likely weigh in with some more info for you.
 

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PJ makes great flat beds
Big Tex is better in the gooseneck and heavy duty category.
H & H I've only experienced their enclosed trailers, which are average
 

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My dad has had an H&H 6.5'x12' steel utility trailer for many years. It has short sides on it (12-15"?). It has been a good, reliable trailer.

Up here in MN I see a heck of a lot of Felling trailers on the road in use by businesses. Not sure if they are available where you are.

I just bought a 18' equipment trailer to handle my 2520 and other duties. It is made by ABU Trailer from North Dakota. Made in USA with USA steel. Their products look good and their prices are very competitive.

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I love my 22' tilt bed PJ and 12' utility PJ. I think PJ makes a very good product at a fair price. Big Tex is comparable but have not seen the H&H models.
 

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I have a PJ. It is very well build and has been a good trailer.

I had a H&H years ago. It blew the fuse in the truck first time I connected it. Found the wiring harness stapled to the bottom of the wood deck. One of the staples was shot through the wire. :nunu: H&H offered a new harness and the dealer offered to install it, but I worked out a cash deal and did it myself. I didn't want it stapled to the deck. I ran it in pipe.

If you are going to look at H&H, look closely at the wiring and look underneath.
 

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Looks like I'm the owner of a new 18' PJ!
Doesn't look that way to me, but the little guy/gal might let you borrow it once in a while :mocking:


Congrats!
 
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